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Behind the Billions Podcast S5E7 “The Limitless Sh*t” – June 14, 2020

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Limitless Sh*t”

by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | June 14, 2020

Before getting into “The Limitless Sh*t,” Episode 7 of Billions Season 5, co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the concept of high-end mental-performance-enhancing drugs; the difficult editing required to pivot into a midseason finale; crew superstars, including the line producer, key grip, and gaffer; obscure references; guest cast; and more (0:05). They next speak with actor-director David Costabile, who plays Mike Wagner, about directing as well as acting in Episode 7, figuring out who Wagner is as a character, old-school NYSE traders, and more (31:05)

Source: The Ringer

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Behind the Billions Podcast S5E6 “The Nordic Model” – June 7, 2020

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Nordic Model”

by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | June 7, 2020

Before getting into “The Nordic Model,” S5E6 of Billions, cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the real billionaire art community, this episode’s director Shaz Bennett, script-to-screen changes in location, the show’s stellar sound department, the layers of Chuck Rhodes Sr., a laundry list of obscure references, guest cast performances, and more (0:50). They next speak with actor Stephen Kunken, who plays Ari Spyros, about joining the show as a guest star in the pilot episode, the change in his character’s demeanor as the show progresses, “defending” Spyros to fans of the show online, and more. (32:30).

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Behind the Billions Podcast S5E5 “Contract” – May 31, 2020

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Contract”

by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 31, 2020

Before getting into “Contract,” S5E5 of Billions, cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss diving into Bobby Axelrod’s childhood; the greatness of the episode’s director, Adam Bernstein; and the costume and wardrobe department’s effect on the show; they also explain some obscure references and shout-out some guest-cast performances (0:30). They next speak with actress, writer, and comedian Eva Victor about her signature style-satire videos; the dynamic relationship between her character, Rian, and Winston; how Eva’s part came about; set stories; and more (36:06).

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Behind the Billions Podcast S5E4 “Opportunity Zone” – May 24, 2020

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Opportunity Zone”

by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 24, 2020

Before diving into S5E4, “Opportunity Zone,” ‘Billions’ cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the challenges of filming the opening scene of Episode 4, having Daymond John of “Shark Tank” on the show and the insight he provided, Dominique Wilkins set stories, listener questions, obscure references, and more (0:45). Then they talk with actress Maggie Siff about her coaching scene with Frank Grillo’s character, Nico Tanner, auditioning for the part of Wendy Rhodes, the toughest scenes to play as Wendy, and more (35:23).

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Behind the Billions Podcast S5E3 “Beg, Bribe, Bully” – May 17, 2020

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Beg, Bribe, Bully”

by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 17, 2020

Before diving into S5E3, “Beg, Bribe, Bully,” Billions cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss real-life examples of billionaire feuds, script-to-screen changes, a stellar performance from the assistant director, guest cast members, obscure references, and more (0:40). Then they talk with author Ben Mezrich about his time in the writers’ room as consulting producer for Season 5 of Billions (32:44).

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